"We believe that children grow and learn best in an environment which allows them to self-select activities based on their interests and developmental levels. Children are most able learners when they are encouraged to explore, experience and experiment with materials and equipment both indoors and outdoors, facilitating the understanding of themselves, their world and others in their world.
We believe the whole child must be nurtured through activities, materials and equipment that promote physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth. The atmosphere of the center makes learning, trying out new things and reaching toward individual potential a safe and pleasant thing to do.
Each child is enabled to work toward owning the feelings of:
"I am competent,' ï¿½I am worthwhile,' ï¿½I can doï¿½' ï¿½I am willing to try"
Excerpted from the preschool's website
6:30 - 7:45 early arrivals have free play / eat breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 clean-up; sing songs
8:00 - 8:45 outside play; part-timers arrive
8:45 - 9:00 morning snack
9:00 - 10:30 inside enrichment activities include:
*group time/directed teaching - concept development
*pre-reading - books, games, conversation, listening
*pre-math - games, manipulatives, blocks
*creative arts - paint, markers, glue, collage
10:30 - 11:15 outdoor inrichment:
*large muscle development
*explatory play - water, sand, mud
11:15 - 11:30 group time
11:30 - 12:00 lunch
12:00 - 2:00 nap
2:00 - 3:15 inside enrichment activities
3:15 - 3:30 afternoon snack
3:30 - 5:00 outdoor enrichment activities
5:00 - 5:45 Quiet indoor activities